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End of the year - Friday 19th 1:30pm

Welcome to Birch class in year 3. Our class teacher is Miss Bowley, who is supported by Mrs Banks.

Please come and speak to any member of the Year 3 team if you have any queries. We're also contactable through Class Dojo.

Reading Records

Children are expected to be reading regularly and will be given an accelerated reading book to read in school and at home, so please ensure your child brings their book to school every day. We recommend 20 minutes of reading every day and an adult signature is needed in their reading records every day once your child has read. Children will take a quiz when they have finished each book to check their understanding of what they have read. It would be beneficial to your child if you ask questions throughout the book to ensure they are understanding what they have read.


All homework is given out on Thursday and is due the following Wednesday. This will include spellings, reading, Mathletics and usually a writing activity. Maths homework will be completed online on Mathletics and children will be expected to be learning number facts and spellings at home. Homework is posted on Class Dojo weekly and will also be in homework books. Homework allows children to recap learning and is important to be completed on time.

PE Kits

PE is on Monday and Tuesday but we may do extra lessons throughout the week. Our school PE kit consists of blue/black shorts, a white t-shirt/polo shirt and plimsolls. In the winter, they may wear blue/black jogging bottoms and a blue/black jumper. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school every day.

Our Class Blog

In Birch class we have a class pet who the children have named Rexy. Every week a child from Birch class is chosen to take home Rexy the Dinosaur as a reward for achieving star of the week. We have a class blog online to record Rexy’s adventures and we ask the children to write a blog post to share their weekend with the rest of the class. This is a great opportunity for children to develop their writing and computing skills. Children can access the blog and read their classmates’ blog posts by visiting the following website: The class blog is password protected meaning that only Birch class will have access to view it.